Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

Someone on here told me that fireplace ashes were good for your compost. Does that hold true for charcoal briquette ashes, too?

Josephine, Arlington, TX(Zone 8a)

I don't think so Sybil, but maybe I am wrong.

Bellmead, TX(Zone 8b)

NO! wood breaks down clean, charcoal briquettes often have chemicals in them and possibly lighter fluid. Don't do it.

Angel

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

Thanks, girls. I needed that.

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

Well, what about if you use those fire logs in your fireplace. We do use them for starters. I don't know what they're made of. I figured paraffin and ??

Bellmead, TX(Zone 8b)

Natural, real wood ashes. Those Duraflame things are just as bad as the charcoal since they have some fuel for starting fires in them.

Angel

Burleson, TX(Zone 8a)

Well, POOH! I thought I'd found a new ingredient for my compost bins, although I'm very thankful to have learned the truth about them. You guys are so s-m-a-r-t!

Fredericksburg, TX(Zone 8a)

I heard that adding fireplace ashes to your dirt can cause lots of problems, don't know about the compost pile.

Magnolia, TX(Zone 8b)

ashes are like lime, and a little bit goes a long way depending on your ph...

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